On June 15th, at least a couple hundred people attended "Talk the Walk to Water" at Rochester NY's Downtown Presbyterian Church. The audience heard Salva give thanks for all the support the organization has received and report on this year's successful drilling season: 33 new wells completed. That brings our current Water for South Sudan total to 137 wells built since 2005-- an amazing accomplishment made possible by our supporters from 48 US states, Canada, the UK and Singapore.
Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winner and author of "A Long Walk to Water" based on Salva's life as a "Lost Boy of Sudan," read from that book and talked about how she came to write it.
Linda Sue and Salva answered questions from the audience, following recognition of contributors including Monroe Community College's Human Rights and Genocide Project, the Harley School and Rochester's City School #9.
The evening wound up with audience members socializing during a book signing by Salva and Linda Sue.